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  • VeriSign to register domains for 2 countries and .cc

    More than likely, you've never heard of the country of Niue. You've probably heard of Belize, however, and you may have even visited a Web site with a .cc domain name. Regardless of your familiarity with small countries and small parts of the domain name space, thanks to a series of agreements announced by VeriSign Inc. Wednesday, you'll now be able to register Web sites for any of the three through VeriSign-affiliated registrars.

  • LeftHand joins NAS, SAN data

    LeftHand Networks Inc. is continuing the traditions of its namesake, Chief Niwot (Lefthand) of the Arapaho, who served as a negotiator and English interpreter for settlers drawn to Colorado in 1859 by gold strikes in Boulder Canyon.

  • Alcatel restructure comes with US$2.6B loss

    Along with the news that it had ended talks with Lucent Technologies Inc. over a possible merger, Alcatel SA also announced Tuesday a restructuring of the company that would come complete with a 3 billion euro (US$2.56 billion) loss for its second quarter.

  • Intel's iPOD extends PBX connectivity with VoIP

    Intel Corp. this month will release an IP telephony product that could put the power of a central-site PBX into a small branch office or in a telecommuter's den.

  • M1 adds US$40 million upgrade to GSM network

    Singapore's second-largest mobile telecommunication carrier, Mobile One Asia Pte. Ltd. (M1), has awarded a US$40 million contract to Nokia Corp. to upgrade its dual band GSM 1800/GSM 900 network, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

  • Hitachi partners to enter new storage space

    Hitachi Data Systems Corp. entered the network attached storage (NAS) market Wednesday, distributing three products manufactured by Virginia-based Network Storage Solutions Inc. (NSS).

  • PeopleSoft makes pure-Web play in CRM

    With the imminent release of its next-generation customer relationship management (CRM) suite, PeopleSoft Inc. is banking on the Web to change the way the enterprise handles customers.

  • Effort afoot to provide wireless LAN roaming

    A group of leading vendors is working to iron out the technical and financial details needed to let mobile wireless LAN users connect to almost any wireless ISP (Internet service provider), similar to the way cell phone users can roam and use multiple carriers to complete calls.

  • Microsoft gives NZ business leaders Office XP for free

    As Microsoft Office XP goes on sale in New Zealand [on May 31] hours before anywhere else in the world, the company is marking the occasion by handing out copies of the business application suite to 500 of the country's chief executives and IT bosses.

  • 3G debuts as NTT DoCoMo launches public trials

    The wait for third-generation (3G) cellular services ended Wednesday in Japan, at least for 4,500 lucky users, as NTT DoCoMo Inc. launched public trials of its W-CDMA-based service.

  • One.Tel rings up the administrators

    One.Tel has been launched into administration, following due diligence which revealed a cash position that was significantly worse than first disclosed by the company.

  • Office XP launch will lack fanfare, analysts say

    The latest buzz surrounding Microsoft Corp.'s planned debut of Office XP this week has had little to do with new features in the desktop software suite. Instead, analysts and users have been embroiled in debate over the way the software maker plans to sell upgrades and licenses for its products.

  • New Zealand firm helps build Xbox games

    New Zealand know-how will help developers build games to woo players of Microsoft's yet-to-be-launched Xbox games console.

  • IT no bottom line tickler

    Technology has been over-valued by companies who are engaging in an IT 'arms race' of spending to outdo each other's capabilities.

  • Users slam Microsoft licensing moves

    Users voiced suspicion, and some indifference, towards Microsoft's new volume licensing and upgrade model, calling it a mere revenue-making move by the vendor.

  • IT for health sector big winner in NSW budget

    Information technology was one of the winners in the NSW Government's 2001-2002 budget, in stark contrast to the recent Federal Government budget.

  • AARNet to link to international peer groups

    The Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has acquired a 'three-drop ring' on the Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) and will use this capacity to interconnect to the overseas advanced research and education networks.

  • EMC sacks seven

    EMC has sacked seven of it staff in Australia, aiming at "better efficiencies".

  • Ericsson names IT director

    Ericsson Australia has appointed Cameron Moroney as director of information technology.

  • Datacasting decision due in next few months: Alston

    Federal Communication Minister Senator Richard Alston said the future of interactive information services for digital television would be decided before the Federal election.